Several organizations are setting up relief funds for communities impacted by Hurricane Harvey, including:
- The Baton Rouge Area Foundation is asking Louisianans to help Texas flood victims by donating to a charitable fund of the Great Houston Community Foundation. “Texas residents responded last year after Baton Rouge flooded, giving more than $167,000 to BRAF’s flood relief fund, which raised more than $6 million from around the country … Now it’s Louisiana’s turn to help our neighbors in Texas.” Donations can be made online.
- The Salvation Army is accepting donations online, by phone at 1-800-SAL-ARMY and by mail for its relief efforts. Get more information.
- The American Red Cross is sending volunteers from throughout the country to Texas to assist the aftermath of the storm. Donations can be made online, or you can also text HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
- Connecticut-based Americares helps provide emergency medicine and basic supplies to people caught in the path of natural disasters. The agency’s teams came to Louisiana to help in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and have been deployed to Texas to help in the wake of Harvey. Americares says every $10 donation provides $200 in aid to victims. Donate online.